Not on display
- J.D. Fergusson 1874–1961
- Oil paint on board
- Support: 375 × 413 mm
- Presented by Sir Louis Fergusson 1949
N05880 CAFé CONCERT DES AMBASSADEURS 1907
Inscr. on back, ‘J.D. Fergusson 83 rue N.D. des Champs Paris’.
Oil on millboard, 14 3/4×16 1/4 (37·5×41).
Presented by Sir Louis Fergusson 1949.
Coll: Purchased by Sir Louis Fergusson from the artist 1918.
Exh: Baillie Gallery, November 1908 (catalogue not traced); The Collection of Sir Louis Fergusson, K.C.V.O., Leicester Galleries, September 1948 (50); Arts Council, R.S.A., November–December 1961, and tour 1961–2 (33).
Painted in 1907 when the artist was living in Paris. The donor (who is no relation to the artist) said that he first admired the picture at the Baillie Gallery and bought it ten years later. (Letters of 25 July 1952 and 14 August 1952.) The Baillie Gallery moved to Bruton Street in 1908 and held an inaugural exhibition containing some sixty works by Fergusson (cf. Art Journal, 1908, p.377).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I